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Know Your Options for Financial Gifts and Charitable Giving This Holiday Season Know Your Options for Financial Gifts and Charitable Giving This Holiday Season
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
With the holidays and the end of the year approaching, people are thinking about gifts and charitable giving. There are many ways to give, but some ways have more advantages than others. If you are lucky enough to have funds or investments which you feel you can give, here are some various ideas. [Read More]
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Know Your Options for Financial Gifts and Charitable Giving This Holiday Season Know Your Options for Financial Gifts and Charitable Giving This Holiday Season
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
With the holidays and the end of the year approaching, people are thinking about gifts and charitable giving. There are many ways to give, but some ways have more advantages than others. If you are lucky enough to have funds or investments which you feel you can give, here are some various ideas. [Read More]

Managing the Finances of Life Changes Managing the Finances of Life Changes
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
There are many changes that take place in our lives. Some we celebrate, some we mourn, some are stressful, and some bring joy. One common denominator for these life changes is most often money. The effects which these changes have on our finances usually causes additional stress. [Read More]

What to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds What to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The typical investor puts money into their retirement plan and sets an allocation of mutual funds to fit their time frame and risk tolerance. Mutual funds have historically been the investment of choice for plans and investors in general, but there is a (relatively) new kid on the block, Exchange-Tr [Read More]

The Scary Side of Finances The Scary Side of Finances
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Haunted houses and scary masks aren’t the only things scaring U.S. consumers today. Many people find dealing with their finances scary or difficult. Whether it’s buying your first home or getting ready to retire, people face many fears with their money. This fear often causes people to just run [Read More]

Annuities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Annuities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Depending on what or who you read, annuities are either the best thing for people in retirement or the worst investment option available. In reality, annuities have gotten a bad rap for several reasons. [Read More]

What to Know for Small Business Retirement Planning What to Know for Small Business Retirement Planning
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
If you find yourself self-employed or owning a small business with no retirement plan, your next step should be to meet with a financial advisor and develop a plan. A small deposit can add up over time and getting started sooner is key. what options are available to entrepreneurs for retirement plan [Read More]

The Future of Business: Blockchain The Future of Business: Blockchain
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Blockchain technology helped with the emergence of Bitcoin but its potential for business changes is explosive. [Read More]

Is Someone Using Your Child’s Identity? Is Someone Using Your Child’s Identity?
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
The Social Security number of a minor child is highly sought after by identity thieves. Getting their hands on a Social Security number of a minor with no credit history allows them to apply for credit cards, rent homes, or even get government benefits. It could be years before a parent realizes tha [Read More]

Retirement Basics Retirement Basics
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
As pension plans (defined benefit plans) gave way to 401(k) (defined contribution plans), more and more people now depend on investments for their retirement. There are some simple steps to take that can help you towards a successful retirement. [Read More]

Emotional Investing Emotional Investing
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Market volatility causes many different emotions for investors, including fear, uncertainty and stress. The effect of a short-term decrease in your portfolio’s value can certainly increase your anxiety. This is a natural and understandable reaction. However, we can learn from this emotional experi [Read More]

The Return of Inflation and Rising Interest Rates The Return of Inflation and Rising Interest Rates
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Inflation is the rise in prices for goods and services and thus the worth of the currency is falling; inflation can also be described as the decline in purchasing power of a currency. A ‘normal’ inflation rate is part of a healthy economy and the Federal Reserve has as one of its three goals, [Read More]

Family Funds Family Funds
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Many people spend time worrying about what will happen to their money when they pass on and the money moves to their heirs. Should it be in a trust, go through probate in the estate, or something else? Should I name all my kids as beneficiaries on my retirement accounts? Should I move the money to t [Read More]

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